Morgan, Bev

Resourceful and long-overlooked surf world figure from Santa Barbara, California, regarded by some as the inventor of the commercially made surfing wetsuit; also a mid-1960s Surfer magazine photographer, writer, and editor.

Morgan was born (1932) in Los Angeles, raised in Southern California and Kentucky, began riding waves in 1946, and soon became close friends with boardmakingĀ genius Bob Simmons, future big-wave icon Greg Noll and future surfboard manufacturing giant Bing Copeland. In 1952...